Auburndale, FL- Jeff Bink was a perfect 5-5 and drove in four runs as the Trailblazers routed the University of Maine-Farmington baseball team 12-3 this afternoon at Lake Myrtle Park. The Trailblazers end the Florida swing with a record of 6-3 while the Beavers drop to 3-4.
MCLA got on the board with two runs in the opening frame. Bink started his big day with an RBI single scoring Logan Rumbolt. Bink would eventually score on a wild pitch for a 2-0 lead. The Beavers would respond with a run in the bottom half slicing the deficit in half.
MCLA scored a run in the third on Brett LaBonte's RBI knock, and then took control with a four run fourth. Rumbolt singled to left and drove in Joey Buonemani and Bink once again drove in Rumbolt for a 5-1 lead. Bill Pulasky and LaBonte drilled back to back doubles increasing the lead to 7-1 for MCLA starter Brendan Kelly.
Kelly cruised thru the first three frames but ran into trouble in the fourth. The Beavers would chase him from the game with a pair of runs to trim the margin to 7-3 and bringing Brandon Condon into the game. Condon limited the damage and threw a 1.1 innings of relief.
MCLA left no doubt by adding a run in the sixth on Pulasky's RBI single and then put the game away with a four run 7th. Bink once again had the key hit as his two run single rounded out the scoring.
Pulasky ended with a 3-3 day with 2 RBI's. Rumbolt and LaBonte each had two hits in the win. Condon earned the win for his efforts as he improved to 2-0.